Today, over six weeks following the release of iOS 9.1 (Apple’s first major revision to the iOS 9 firmware set outside of the minor 9.0.x updates), Apple issued the second major revision to iOS 9, being 9.2. Unlike its predecessor, which added an astonishing 150 new emoji characters to iDevices, iOS 9.2 is mostly intended to address various bugs that have persisted in iOS 9 since 9.0’s initial release; seriously, it’s cram-packed with bug fixes. However, while a more stable experience is great, iOS 9.2 further patches the Pangu Jailbreak beyond the primary kernel exploit patch found in iOS 9.1!
To start, we’ll discuss iOS 9.2’s latest changes, which have been taken directly from iOS’ built-in OTA update changelog (found inside the Settings app > General > Software Update).
Also, it’s worth noting that the above changes are all taken from the section that appears inside of said OTA update changlog once one taps the “Learn More” button, which it goes without saying reveals all the minute changes.
iOS 9.2 Changes and Features
This update contains improvements and bug fixes including:
– Apple Music improvements
–You can now create a new playlist when adding a song to a playlist
–Your most recently changed playlist is now listed at the top when adding songs to playlists
–Download albums or playlists from your iCloud Music Library by tapping the iCloud download button
–See which songs have been downloaded with the new download indicator next to each song in My Music and Playlists
–See works, composers, and performers while browsing Classical music in the Apple Music catalog
– A new Top Stories section in News so you can stay up to date with the most important news of the day (available in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia)
– Mail Drop in Mail for sending large attachments
– iBooks now supports 3D Touch to peek and pop pages from the table of contents, your notes and bookmarks, or from search results inside a book
– iBooks now supports listening to an audiobook while you browse your library, read other books, or explore the iBooks Store
– iPhone support for the USB Camera Adapter to import photos and videos
– Improved stability of Safari
– Improved stability of Podcasts
– Fixing an issue that caused mail attachments to be inaccessible for some users with POP email accounts
– Resolving an issue for some users that caused attachments to overlap text in mail
– Fixing an issue where Live Photos could have turned off after restoring from a previous iCloud backup
– Addressing an issue that could cause search in Contacts to display no results
– Resolving an issue that could have prevented Calendar from displaying all seven days in week view
– Fixing an issue where Camera screen on iPad could be black when attempting to capture video
– Addressing an issue that could cause instability in the Activity app when viewing the day of Daylight Savings Time transition
– Fixing an issue that could prevent data from appearing in Health
– Fixing an issue that could prevent Wallet updates and Lock screen alerts from displaying
– Addressing an issue where updating iOS could prevent an alarm from going off
– Fixing an issue where some users were unable to login to Find my iPhone
– Fixing an issue that prevented some manual iCloud Backups from completing
– Addressing an issue where using the iPad keyboard could unintentionally trigger text selection mode
– Improved keyboard responsiveness when using Quick Reply
– Improved punctuation input on the 10-key Chinese (Pinyin & Stroke) keyboards with new expanded view of punctuation symbols and better predictions
– Fixing an issue on Cyrillic keyboards where caps lock would be enabled when typing in URL or email fields
– Siri support for Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)
– Accessibility improvements
–Fixing issues with VoiceOver when using Camera face detection
–Adding support for VoiceOver to wake up the screen
–Adding support for VoiceOver to invoke app switcher with 3D Touch gesture
–Fixing an issue with Guided Access when trying to end phone calls
–Improved functionality for Switch Control users when using 3D Touch
–Fixing an issue with speech rate of Speak Screen
Aside from iOS 9.2’s verbose list of bug fixes and changes, let’s talk Jailbreaking! If you’re currently lucky enough to be Jailbroken on iOS 9.0.2 or earlier, avoid updating to iOS 9.2 at all costs.
However, for those of you running iOS 9.1, and are therefore are on an Un-Jailbreakable firmware anyway, the choice is up to you. While iOS 9.2 patches more of Pangu’s exploits, the chances of a new Jailbreak being issued exclusively for iOS 9.1 are slim to none.
iOS 9.2 And Jailbreaking In 2015
Furthermore, Pangu and TaiG have both expressed interest in releasing new Jailbreak solutions for iOS 9, and we can safely operate under the assumption that they’re continuing their work as you read this. Also, due to Pangu having released the first iOS 9 Jailbreak, the group freed up TaiG to further test and perfect what they’ve been working on since roughly June – remain hopeful!
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